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In today’s world humans are exposed to a substantial amount of chemicals, every day. In our homes we are exposed to several toxins that can be absorbed into the body through contact, inhalation, ingestion, as well as digestion. Many of these toxins can impose a harmful threat to us, our families, as well as our pets.
According to the Huffington Post, “Physicians have been seeing increasing symptoms of toxicity in their patients over the last few decades. Hormone imbalances, obesity, mental fog, memory loss, fatigue, lack of vitality, metabolic syndrome, sleep disturbances are all manifestations of a toxic body.
Because of the miraculous ways our bodies have in healing itself and eliminating unwanted chemicals, there are four major systems in our bodies that we must keep clean and free from toxins in order to maintain holistic well-being and overall natural physical health. These four systems are endocrine system, also known as the hormonal system, the immune system, liver, and the gut.
One of the most natural ways humans can detoxify the body is through a routine healthy diet. By eating herbs, vegetables, fruits, nuts and other natural foods that are high in vitamins, antioxidants, and other minerals that helps the body eliminate waste and unwanted chemicals, restoring the body back to its natural state.
The Importance of Detoxification
Detoxification of the body not only restores the physical body back to its normal state, it also plays a critical role in improving our mental, emotional, and intellectual well-being as well.
There are many benefactors of detoxing which contributes to a better quality of life including; the building and strengthening of the immune system, increasing of energy, promotes skin health, mental clarity and more. According to Alejandro Junger, MD, “Ninety percent of the products in supermarkets come in some kind of container. In order to extend shelf life, these food-like products are loaded with chemicals, preservatives, and conservatives that kill bacteria.
Most products also contain additives to give them the color, smell, taste, and texture that will tempt us to buy and eat them. The remaining 10% of what is edible—the produce, fish, meats and dairy products—are loaded with chemicals as well.
All of these chemicals cause havoc inside our bodies, being the most intimate source of toxins for us since we throw this mixture in our bellies and soon enough it passes into our blood.
This is why it is crucial that we return to a diet full of natural, raw, and organic nutrients that will help our bodies function normally and healthier.
The Gundry Food Strategy and Today’s Food Industry
Having a healthy liver, immune system, endocrine system and gut flora is crucial in living a normal, healthy, disease free lifestyle. Our bodies produce healthy bacteria which helps our bodies digest food, deliver vitamins, rids the body of yeast, maintain a healthy and stable weight, and helps fight against threatening microorganisms.
According to Dr. Gundry MD, “Most recently, the food industry has added genetically modified organisms (GMOs) like soybeans, corn, tomatoes, and canola to the market. These lectins are brand new to us, and with the introduction of antibiotics, pesticides, and other chemicals – well, we’re literally destroying the gut bacteria responsible for helping our bodies process these lectins.
Our immune systems are getting mixed messages, and the upset in communication is wreaking havoc on our bodies. As the years go by, and today’s world evolves into the modernization of food production, and agricultural resources, our food pyramid changes to educate us and encourages us to eat a healthier balanced diet.
The Gundry food strategy or healthier food chart, developed by cardiologist Steven Gundry, has been designed to educate to the public of the dangerous threat modernized foods, as well as food containing lectins imposes on our bodies.
This strategy also informs the public of the importance of cellular health and how to balance your diet by adding more raw fruits and vegetables, and moderate amounts of grains and protein intake on a daily basis: to promote better cellular health and improve healthy gut flora.